A sneak-peek into some special features at ISMCS 25:

  1. Sessions focused on Specific Limitations, Controversies and Gaps
  2. Sessions pairing Health Provider with Engineer and Panel discussion – to generate output suggestions/recommendations
  3. Specific “whitepaper” to come out of this meeting – a Writing Group will craft “Limitations, Controversies and Gaps in Mechanical Circulatory Support: Pathways to Solutions –paper will be peer-reviewed and has been approved for special Issue in Artificial Organs (with “echo” of paper also planned in other CV/CT Journals) – If interested in the writing group please contact me at chairman.syns@gmail.com
  4. Mini-symposium on Blood, Flow and Thrombosis – with papers plus contributions to appear in separate Special Issue of Artificial Organs
  5. Hackathon – Five Select Problems/Opportunities in MCS will be posted starting July on the website. Individuals – students, engineers and young faculty (though open to all) encouraged to sign up.  Groups will be assembled and individuals will work on posted problems prior to the meeting in “open innovation web environment” and then on site thru the conference – with designated hackathon lab at venue.  Outcomes will be presented Wed of the meeting.  Several Universities are participating to date including University of Arizona, University of Kentucky, SUNY- Binghamton, StonyBrook.  – If interested or your university is interested please contact me at chairman.syns@gmail.com.  Otherwise stay tuned and look at conference website Early –mid July for Problems/Opportunities to tackle
  6. Moderated “Oral” poster sessions
  7. Mini-symposia – Corporate specific – Updates on Present and Future VADS., TAH, ECMO
  8. Parallel course on “Building and Enhancing an MCS Program.” – Full day course targeted to new and emerging MCS programs – for MD, VAD Coordinators, Allied Health, Perfusionists
  9. Half-day VAD Coordinator Course – run by leading experts in the field
  10. Traditional Soccer game w “Futsal Trophy”
  11. Opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration
  12. Regional entertainment
  13. Great weather, amazing natural environment especially adjacent Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemon – hiking, biking, golf, etc.
  14. Social/Tour Program – spouses, all welcome
  15. ECMO course offered at conclusion of meeting (additional day)
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